I've been posting cartoons like this for years and it's only since I've started calling this feature “cartoons I don't get” that I've been getting more hits and comments. People either feel they're being challenged or maybe they just want to help.
Caper, November 1964
Last week I suggested doing a column called “cartoons that don't age well”. We've long retired the cliché of cavemen getting women by clubbing them on the head. I first thought the joke might be that he fucked someone to death, which I like better.
This also goes under the sub-division of “cartoons that don't age well”. I guess it's that sixty years ago, the idea of a woman being in the military was considered absurd.
Ace, January 1964
Presumably a narrator is saying this and not any of the characters as is the norm. The caption sounds more like a set-up for a cartoon or an explanation of one. It would be like a cartoon having the caption “she married him for his money” or “these people are having sex”.
Update:People have pointed out he has a key in his ear. Because of the printing, I thought it was a girl and that was a braid. Okay.
Is she not wearing a skirt or does she just have really tight pants? This would probably work better in color.
Fun House, February 1980
Which one's the clerk and which one is the customer?
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